Zipline Conservative

October 25, 2008

Leftist All Agree On How To Overcome……(Group Think Techniques)

GROUP OR TEAM PROJECTS IN SCHOOL~TEAM BUILDING; SOUND FAMILIAR? 

ANOTHER WAY TO VIEW TEAM BUILDING AS AN INDIVIDUAL. THAT REALLY IS AT THE HEART ISN’T IT? YOUR INNER INSTINCT TO BE AN INDIVIDUAL, A FREE MAN OR WOMAN AND TO BE ALWAYS SUSPECT OF THE GROUP MENTALITY. ‘COMMUNITY’ CAN BE A DANGEROUS WORD.

” It is our contention that group projects are criminal in themselves and should be abolished on moral grounds, in that they function as collectivist indoctrination.  Like government schools, group projects homogenize thought and neuter high achievers.

Individuality is forced out of our kids at an early age. After all, group projects are often the standard for young children in childcare situations, where the young ones are often taught that individuals don’t do things or go places, groups do. By college age, the collective cast of mind has only gotten more oppressive. Groupthink is a process of gradualism that seeks to gently merge the followers into a pack with leaders…”

“In other cases, the shirking of duties simply cannot be overcome. High achievers are forced to relax their standards and accept being reduced to the lowest common denominator in the group. This can have a dreadful effect on work ethic and attitudes through the following insidious lessons instilled by group projects:

Lesson 1:  You will learn cooperation, not competition.Lesson 2:  The achiever will be taxed: The reward of his efforts will go to others, so the low achiever who exerts little effort and contributes almost nothing will be taken care of by the professor (serving as the government).

Lesson 3:  Individualism will not be allowed. The individual with the best ideas will do what the group decides. If you have an original or daring thought, forget it. The group will write up a bland sack of platitudes that represents the thinking of its lowest common denominator.

Lesson 4:  Conservatism and caution are the name of the game. Whereas high achievers constantly strive to better themselves and have the room to operate in a more daring realm, the low achievers want things quickly and easily as they conform to less strict standards for excellence. The result is likely to be one of mediocrity.

Lesson 5:  Get used to the emotional feel of a collectivist, totalitarian state. If you are an individualist with a work ethic and a drive to excel, you will be pounded down until you adopt the debilitating, depressing learned helplessness that socialism produces. If you are a slacker, however, a free rider with no qualms about living on the purloined toil of honest people, you can feel relieved, satisfied, secure; if you are a thoroughgoing scumbag, you can even feel pride in any good grade given you on the backs of your teammates.”

http://mises.org/story/767

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/22/here-it-comes-sen-bingaman-heralds-fairness-doctrine-return/

Fairness Doctrine

Get use to the words. Uttered with self assurance of validity and in thwarting hate speech by the Right. It will be floated over and over until, as usual, the thought seems reasonable and acceptable. It doesn’t affect the group think person. So, why not? It make everyone more at peace with the utopian mindset. Remember don’t rock the boat. 

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